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The New National Scope of Practice and What it Means for You

First developed more than a decade ago, the National EMS Scope of Practice Model defined the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve competence for each of the four levels of EMS clinician: EMR, EMT, AEMT and paramedic. The 2018 revision marks the first significant update in more than a decade and is sure to have an impact on the education, credentialing and licensure of EMS clinicians for many years.

In this webinar, you’ll learn why revising the Model was so critical and how changes within the profession and medical science over the last decade influenced its content. The panel also provides insight into many of the decisions they made when writing the Model. You’ll also learn the progress being made to revise the National EMS Education Standards.

In addition, the panelists share:

  • A quick history of the original Scope of Practice Model and why it matters

  • The process for updating the document and gathering input from the EMS community

  • How the new National EMS Scope of Practice Model can influence EMS practice across the country now and in the future


Dan Manz, Project Champion, 2018 National EMS Scope of Practice Model
Scott Bourn, PhD, RN, FACHE, Co-Chair, 2018 National EMS Scope of Practice Model Project Expert Panel
Bryan Ericson, MEd, RN, NRP, LP, Project Lead, National EMS Education Standards Revision
Jon Krohmer, MD, Director, NHTSA Office of EMS